Does Management know their Staff?


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On walking into the factory, the Managing Director of the company noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing.

He approached the young man and calmly said to him, “How much do you earn?”

The young man was quite amazed that he was asked such a personal question, he replied, none the less, “I earn $ 2000.00 a month Sir. Why?”

Without answering, the MD took out his wallet and removed $6000.00 cash and gave it to the young man and said, “Around here I pay people for working, not for standing around looking pretty!

Here is your 3 months salary, now GET OUT and don’t come back”. The young man turned around and was quickly out of sight.

Noticing a few onlookers, the MD said in a very upset manner, “And that applies to everybody in this company”.

He approached one of the onlookers and asked him, “Who’s the young man I just fired?”

To which an amazing reply came – “He was the pizza delivery guy, Sir!”

This might sound like a joke but in big organizations I don’t know how well they manage their resource. I’ve heard several such instances and not sure how far they were true. But I know a real case of my friend where in he joined the company for a temporary 2 month contract job for a HR assignment and he inspired his boss.

His boss didn’t want to miss him and he kept him on the silent rolls of the company for more than six months before he was brought lime light. Above story is meant to be a joke but it showcases the lapses in the system.

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